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How I Spent Less Than $450 My First Month in Thailand

I spent a total of $442.17 my first month traveling in Thailand. I spent the first two weeks in Bangkok, a week in Chiang Mai, and one week in Pai (and counting). I’m going to show you exactly how I did this, and ways that you can, too. Drinking a ton of Chang beers and gin […]

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Tips for Staying on Budget While Traveling

I lathered the peanut butter onto the bread, watching as the knife smoothed out the ridges. I slapped it onto the other slice of bread that had globs of jelly on it, and bit into my third peanut butter and jelly sandwich of the day. This was all in an attempt to stick to my daily budget.  […]

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Panama: Budget, Costs, and Expenses

“I can totally budget myself in Panama on $35 a day,” said naive Monica. “I can probably keep it at around $40 a day,” said more experienced Monica. “Well, $55 a day isn’t too bad… I did want to see the country…” said Monica on the plane ride home. I knew Central America had a […]

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50 Creative Ways to Save and Make Money (for travel!)

“You’re so cheap!” I looked down at my $5 soup and salad, shrugging. My friend had ordered a $30 steak, fries, a drink, and an appetizer. I stared at him for a moment, and then laughed. “I like saving money,” I said. We all have different priorities. Mine happens to be traveling, and so I […]

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Copenhagen on a Budget: the Free and the Cheap

There is a way to visit Copenhagen without, quite literally, smashing your piggy bank with a hammer. Denmark is damn expensive for a visitor to begin with. However, don’t let this deter you from visiting. If you’re willing to skip out on the expensive Danish restaurants and hotels, then it’s actually quite affordable. Denmark is […]

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Budget Travel: How to See the World on the Cheap

“For my next vacation, I’m staying in a pristine palace that I booked through my travel agent. I’m going to be dining on caviar in between massages on the Caribbean coast. A private tour guide will be chauffeuring me through the entire island so I can become more cultured.” If this is what you think you need to sound like […]

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What I Spent in One Week While Backpacking in Costa Rica

After spending a week in Costa Rica, I’ve learned that it’s extremely beautiful, with its wide range of Pacific Coast beaches, day long hikes, and hidden waterfalls. With that being said, I’ve also learned that it can be pretty cheap- and also very expensive (I felt like I was in NY with some of the […]

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Berlin on a College Student’s Budget

I visited Berlin on an extreme budget. There’s so much to see, so much I want to do and eat, I thought on the plane ride down to Berlin from Copenhagen. How can I pull this off? I managed to spend around $195 during the 60 hours that I was there. I spent the most […]

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